melee

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

an uncontrolled fight or crowd of people

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melee - brawl

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The word ‘melee’ is used to describe a fight or brawl involving a number of people, or a large, uncontrolled crowd. In both cases, it emphasizes the element of chaos and confusion which also brings with it an increased sense of danger and unpredictability.

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Antonyms agreement,accord

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  1. A few angry words were exchanged in the bar and next thing I know a melee erupted involving a number of different people.

  2. Thousands of protesters swarmed onto the streets and I lost sight of my brother in the melee.

  3. Bottles and rocks were thrown during the riot, and many were injured in the melee.

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